Say Cheese!

Jack is the coolest mule in town- or so he thinks.



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It's back to school time around here, and five of my six grands went off in good spirits after posing for their obligatory "back to school" pic.  Jack thought he could cheese with the best of them, except he didn't get any new clothes..poor guy. I think he would look stunning in a bright yellow vest with green leggings...don't you? 

Liam (grand number 6) just turned four (Happy Birthday Kiddo!) and will be spending his days playing super hero and entertaining mom while his brothers are in school.  

I was wondering the other day- whatever happened to that red stuff we used for cuts and such when I was growing up...Mercurochrome?  Well..if you were wondering too, here's the straight dope and thank goodness it didn't kill me because I was (and still am) the queen of owies. 

Doing a happy dance! It finally rained!! 


68 comments:

  1. I see the donkey iis giving them agood send off

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  2. I too was a mercurochrome kid. And still have more than my fair share of mishaps. Bloody mishaps.
    I think Jack looks perfect as he is. And he smiles wider for the camera than I do.

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  3. Your words remind me of the " Blue Bag' we used for bee stings, after it had been in the tub for whitening the whites in the final rinse. I hope every one in your photo is as obliging, and smile at the right moment.

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  4. Jack could probably pull off that look, no problem! Happy 4th Birthday to the Kiddo!

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  5. Cute shot of Jack! And I like the Cattle Egrets. Happy Birthday to your Liam! Have a happy day!

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  6. Oh my gosh! I do remember Mercurochrome! It has mercury in it?? YIKES!

    Jack is quite the character!

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  7. I love this photo. How adorable! I am forever doing something to hurt myself, too. I don't mean to; I am just a dork. So I'm told! I cannot believe that we are into late August. Good grief.

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  8. As my Dad used to say: Jack would look cute in a gunny sack! Happy 4th birthday to Liam!

    I'm so glad my mother never used Mercurochrome on me.

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  9. we never used that red stuff but i saw other kids that did. :) love cute jack. :)

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  10. love this pic!! so cute! happy birthday to the little one! four is such a fun age! my son started back to school this week. (college) :) happy week to you and yours!

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  11. He looks like he might be unhappy with no new clothes! (Good to see a post from you!)

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  12. Well, Jack looks very happy behind that fence. Janey

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  13. Interesting about Mercurochrome. My mom used it on my siblings and I when we were growing up. Cute pic of the donkey!

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  14. That pic is priceless. Your fencing you never have to go far to find one aye or farm animals..

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  15. An adorable shot of the donkey telling you all about it.

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  16. Pretty cute Jack! Happy birthday to Liam! Wishing you a wonderful day!

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  17. daddy used Mercurochrome instead of idodine because i screammed really loud.... i think we get more mercury posioning from the fish we eat than from the little dabs of Mercurochrome that was used. not like we bathed in it. I did wonder a couple of times where it went... I love the name Liam... good wishes for safe and happy school

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  18. Morning, such a cute picture, love it.Blessings Francine.

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  19. I still have a bottle? I wonder how old it is? Cute picture! School already, ours don't go back until after Labor Day...touristy area, they need the teens to work:)

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  20. Jack is so funny! What a great shot. - The kids head back to school here next Wednesday. Coleen is sort of excited about heading back. - I remember Mercurochrome but we seldom had it used on use because my parents used something homemade called, Pine Salve that worked on healing all kinds of sores.

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  21. Ha ha ha - thanks for the morning laugh! Hard to believe that summer is over for the kiddos - where does the time go? I remember Mercurochrome with the glass wand in the little brown bottle. It always stained our clothes. That reminds me of cod liver oil, too. Nasty stuff. We had to have a spoon-full every morning. Yum!

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  22. Love that pic!
    Makes me think of a time when we were going for a walk, and a huge mule started braying {is that the term?}. My sweet husband never expected it, and he just about jumped out of his skin. I laughed and laughed, until tears ran down my face, and my sides hurt!

    ~Smiles :)

    ~K.

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  23. Happy birthday to Liam. What a great age - 4. I love it. I've got two grandsons who just turned (and one just turning) five this summer. Four was a beautiful age - love their sense of humor!

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  24. The picture of Jack hamming it up for you for the camera made me smile. Best of luck to your grands at school. :)

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  25. Oh I did laugh with Jack whatever the joke was! Hilarious pic and so glad you shared
    Have a great rainy day!

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  26. It's back to school over here as well!!!! BOOOOO:) Mercurochrome goes way back!!! I remember the stories from the ancient ones:)

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  27. LOVE Jack and the 'hidden' fence behind Jack too. "Cheese"!!
    Happy birthday you Liam [love that name...if I were young and was expecting a son...Liam would definitely be a name I chose]

    Back to School...long ago, it would be stomach ache time for me. lol

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  28. I wore Mercurochrome with pride. It was a badge of courage, not only were you injured but then you got to endure the pain of the cure. There still is iodine if you just miss the color.

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  29. What an awesome photo. It really gives a smile. Say cheese!! too cute. I wore the red stuff too and remember how it burned when applied. Thanks for sharing the link with the info. Who knew??
    Best to the grands going back to school.
    Hugs, cm

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  30. LOL! Typically what I think of when I think of mules!

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  31. So Mercurochrome is the reason I am half daft today. Good to know I have and excuse. Love the laughing Jack. He is a bit of a ham.

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  32. What a great pic! Happy back to school to the grands and bday to Jack!

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  33. At least there will be one little super hero to protect you from the bad guys.

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  34. I think Jack would look fabulous in green leggings! My brother just named his new 3 day old baby, Liam. Such a sweet name. Happy 4th, Liam! It's funny you should mention Mercurochrome, I researched it myself lately. My husband remembered it doing wonders for him when he was a kid and wondered why he hadn't seen it lately. Turns out CVS carries the non-mercury kind. Have a great week!

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  35. Yep...I grew up with Mercurochrome! I always had some on my knees!

    Love the pic...hilarious!

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  36. What a unique find!
    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)

    PS. I love Margaret's comment very much.

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  37. What? No one else called it Monkey Blood? We must have really been country hicks. Wishing your grandkids a good school year.

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  38. Just the other day someone commented on my blog about the school nurse drawing pictures on their hands with mercurochrome. I remember my grandfather using it.

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  39. I wonder why your schools generally both quit (June) and start earlier (August) than ours. We go through June but don't re-start until after Labor Day.

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  40. Oh, I love Jack! That image is so funny! Hope all the grands enjoy their new year!

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  41. Wow - a Donkey Egret. A first for me.

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  42. I remember mercurochrone (I didn't spell it right... been too long) but it certainly seemed to cure the cut. School days... well, I am sorry Jack didn't get to go. (hehe)

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  43. Yep, we were being poisoned as kids! :-) Nobody thought anything of spraying mosquito fog where kids were playing, either! Anyway, nice shares...and I love your cute photo!

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  44. I love the Cattle Egrets with their friend the donkey, love it.

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  45. Hi Terri, I love this cute shot of the donkey and egrets. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  46. Love the Donkey pic...Green and yellow??? Don't think so unless you are a die hard Packers fan..Yup..We had rain too..Yay

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  47. PS..Thanks for the "red stuff" update..I didn't know that..Probably cut my teeth on it...

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  48. That shot made me laugh and i am so glad you captured it.

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  49. What a nice picture! Wow all of them are in school? Except once super hero. :) I hadn't thought about that, I guess most of mine are in school except two. Wow.
    I am so glad you got some rain. I can't wait until we get some rain. Today the smoke was terrible.
    Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  50. Happy birthday to the kiddo and I absolutely love that photo!!! Glad you got some rain finally and now I'm off to read the straight dope.

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  51. That's an amazing image...one donkey attracting so many egrets......some almost look like ducks. We still have a few weeks to go before back to school, I only have two grand nieces and they are too little for school!! YaY for the rain, I think everyone has finally been getting some!!

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  52. As kids we were always painted up with mercurochrome and/or merthiolate. It took forever for that stuff to rub off. To find out if merthiolate (which always stung even worse than mercurochrome and was usually reserved for the really bad cuts) had met the same fate, I Googled it and discovered that mercury-free versions of both medicines can be purchased at amazon.com! We learn so much from our Blogger friends. I never realized that it had mercury in it, so no wonder it got zapped off the market!

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  53. You're so bad! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  54. Haha, what a funny pic. Made me laugh!

    Hope your grands survived their first day of school. Four of my five went today and their pictures were splashed all over FB.

    Mercurochrome was a staple in our house. Should I be worried? LOL I guess I'll click the link!

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  55. Cutest donkey...
    all our grands went back to school today and there was sure a lot of looong faces. The little great-grandgirl started first grade and SHE was smiling big...

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  56. Lovely shot! Have a beautiful week!

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  57. It is nice to go back to school. Funny picture!

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  58. Gee I didn't know summer was over already! School doesn't start here until after Labour Day). Love the pic of Jack .. He's quite a ham. When I was little we had merthiolate which was red and stung terrible and mercurochrome which was red and did not sting.. It was for sissies! (Nothing personal, that's just what my daddy told me ;))). ). I was painted often with one or the other because I have always been as graceful as I am today. ( and miraculously, still here in spite of the accidents and the medicine! )

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  59. I went back to work/teacher, the last week of July. And the kids started back up on August 3rd.
    I don't like starting school in July!! But --- we'll have a fall break in the middle of Sept. That will be nice!

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  60. Awesome capture! I hope the superhero had a great birthday. My daughters went back to school in mid August. Both went to new schools, but they seem to have adapted very well. Happy weekend!

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